Canon camera failure


#1

A few days ago I attached for the first time and tested my Canon 60D camera with 2.4 Beta 3 and it all worked well. Yesterday, I upgraded to Beta 4. That night when I tried to use the camera, it connected OK, but when I first tried to take an exposure using frame and focus, I got a message “Canon: Error in EdsSetPropertyData (PropID_Tv 0x0C) error: EDS_ERR_DEVICE_BUSY” When I dismissed the message, I could hear the shutter open and close, but no picture was downloaded.

I then proceeded to do my imaging for the night using the program Images Plus.

I don’t recall that I made any setting changes in the camera, except for exposure time and aperture.

Today, I was able to reproduce the problem using SGP. Thinking that the upgrade to Beta 4 might be involved, I uninstalled SGP and installed the latest 2.3 version. The problem persists.

I am using fully patched Windows 7,

Here is the portion of the log file from Beta 4:
[1/15/2015 11:07:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: Connect to camera Canon EOS 60D
[1/15/2015 11:07:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: Connected to port \?\usb#vid_04a9&pid_3215#6&1466078b&0&2#{6ac27878-a6fa-4155-ba85-f98f491d4f33}
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SGM_FRAME_AND_FOCUS message received…
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] EOS camera: frame and focus…
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Canon: Setting ISO to: 6400
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Canon: ISO look val: 120
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Canon: Exposing for 1 seconds…
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 40A, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property B, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 40A, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 40A, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property B, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 40A, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property B, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 40A, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 40A, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:53 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 100, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:55 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Canon: Error in EdsSetPropertyData (PropID_Tv 0x0C) Error: EDS_ERR_DEVICE_BUSY
[1/15/2015 11:07:55 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Canon camera: abort exposure message…
[1/15/2015 11:07:55 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 40A, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SGM_FRAME_AND_FOCUS complete…
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 406, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 405, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 402, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 102, property 406, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 102, property 405, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 406, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 405, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 101, property 402, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 102, property 406, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:56 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Canon: PropertyEventHandler: event 102, property 405, parameter 0,
[1/15/2015 11:07:57 AM] [DEBUG] [Canon Download Thread] Canon: Directory Item Requested Transfer
[1/15/2015 11:07:57 AM] [DEBUG] [Canon Download Thread] – Event delay: 0 ms
[1/15/2015 11:07:58 AM] [DEBUG] [Canon Download Thread] --------------> getCapturedItem time: 1306 ms

Fred Klein


#2

Problem found. I had been trying to use the camera in Manual mode, but with exposures longer than 1 second. In my initial testing, in daylight I had been using very short exposures, <0.1 second.

Reading the Help (always a good idea) I found in the page
http://www.mainsequencesoftware.com/Content/SGPHelp/SequenceGeneratorPro.html?Cameras.html
that “Bulb vs Manual Mode - If your camera has a dedicated “Bulb” mode on the Mode Dial then you should use this mode for any exposure over 1 second. Also exposures under 1 second are not reliable when using Bulb mode so if you require reliably timed short exposures then you should switch the camera to Manual.”

I tried this and now all is well.

Situation resolved.

Fred Klein


#3

Fred,
Glad you figured it out. We need to put out a better message than that. We’ll try to get that in soon.

Thanks,
Jared


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